Dining Services Director

Cedarhurst Living, LLC - Woodridge, IL

Full-timeEstimated: $38,000 - $51,000 a year
We have a new and exciting opportunity to serve as a full-time Dining Services Director within the Cedarhurst Living organization! If you’re looking for a rewarding opportunity and desire to work for a company who truly cares about the people it serves – apply now!

To Cedarhurst Living, LLC, our residents are family; and as such, we take great pride in providing superior, compassionate health care services and support to residents in our Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care communities. Our approach to Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care is shaped by respect and understanding of the unique lives of our residents. We believe our communities are more than just a place to live, they are a place to call home, and most importantly; a place to thrive!

About the role…

As the Dining Services Director (DSD) you will be responsible for direction, supervision and the overall operation of the culinary program within the community. You will ensure food inventory is taken regularly and supplies and/or goods are ordered timely and in accordance with the budget, appropriately staff the kitchen with cooks and dietary aides (recruit, hire, train), and plan and prepare appealing, nutritious, heart-healthy, tasteful, fresh food for our residents and guests in accordance with Federal, State and Local regulations. Additionally, you will assist the Executive Director with monthly in-service meetings, as requested and on committees as appointed, in conjunction with participating in the Manager On Duty rotation and will be available to work weekends as needed. It may also be necessary to provide additional cook coverage when short-staffed and/or for special occasions. In short, you will be responsible for the success of the culinary program within the community you serve.

Like Cedarhurst, you are committed to excellence, understand the importance and impact of quality person-centered care and are passionate about seniors. – You thrive on building relationships with a goal of making a difference in people’s lives. You will promote our community lifestyle, its amenities and life enriching programs, and achieve a level of customer service that identifies with our servant-heart standards of operation

Qualifications, Education and/or Experience:
The following duties are normal for this position. This list is not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bachelor’s Degree and/or certification in an accredited culinary program with 3+ years related experience is preferred
Three (3)+ years of dining/culinary experience within a senior care community with applicable state licensure/certification & ServSafe certification is required.
Must possess experience with: interviewing, hiring, scheduling, coaching, conflict resolution, budget planning, food safety & training.
Must possess a proven ability to lead others and have the ability to conduct oneself in a professional manner at all times with the ability to effectively perform conflict intervention and resolution for residents, families, employees and others as needed.
Ability to identify, create and implement a menu cycle that will be well-received by the residents, which features seasonal menu items.
Ability to clearly and effectively communicate with staff, management and other members of the organization, as well as conduct necessary training and education as it relates to the culinary program, operation and cleaning of kitchen equipment and proper food service.
Must be able to meet all physical demands of the job which includes, but is not limited to: seeing, speaking, touching, walking, standing, bending, reaching overhead, crouching/kneeling or crawling, as well as the ability to regularly lift/move up to 50lbs independently and up to 100lbs with assistance.
Comply with all personnel policies, community policies & procedures, as well as State & Federal regulations and standards.
Ability to work well with others and take direction from management, as well as take initiative – willing to go above and beyond to ensure our residents needs are met and they are comfortable in their living environment.
Must possess a general knowledge of laws and restrictions regarding senior living care, as well as a solid understanding of opportunities and limits of other levels of care within senior living.
Self-motivated to accomplish identified goals with a strong sense of accountability for results.
Proficiency in computer applications such as: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc).
Must remain flexible and have the ability to work weekends as Manager on Duty, when necessary.
Must possess a general knowledge of laws and restrictions regarding food service within senior living, as well as a solid understanding of opportunities and limits of other levels of care within senior living.
What you need to know when considering a career with Cedarhurst…

Cedarhurst professionals use their expertise and genuine respect for our residents to serve in ways that encourage independence, dignity and individuality. We believe it’s important to take time to get to get to know the residents you’ll be serving and to put into practice our company values:

Passionate about what you do and the care you provide.
Trustworthy – trust is earned by outstanding service and dedication to our residents.
Empathetic toward the residents we serve; and be there to listen, assist and above all else – care.
Positive in your interactions with our residents providing them with a memorable and pleasant experience.
Respectful toward the residents and others, giving them the attention, dignity and independence, they deserve.
Approachable – together we are family. Honest care and personalized service cannot be faked.
We seek out team members and leaders who exhibit and promote a high level of customer service, hospitality, curiosity and friendliness towards all residents, visitors, employees and the overall community. In addition, we seek out team members and leaders who are driven to provide a successful and enriched life experience to the seniors residing within our communities.

If you feel you would be the right fit for our organization, we encourage you to apply. – Be part of making a true difference in our resident’s lives!

This employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the employer will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.